About IOM 

Better You. Better Team. Better Enterprise.

Organizational excellence flows from the health and wellbeing,  intellectual performance and emotional intelligence of our leaders and workforce.


Mindfulness is a science-proven neural process that strengthen these

three baseline capabilities, and so produces more effective leaders, higher-performing teams and a more humane, people-centric workplace


For leaders, mindfulness is a positive force-multiplier for important inter-personal competencies, including self awareness, authenticity, presence, trustworthiness, social awareness, empathy, intuition and influence. At the same time, it’s proven to increase mental clarity, focus and concentration, strategy and planning, critical thinking and decision-making. 


In the workforce, mindfulness is an important mental health toolset

— and a catalyst for positive mindsets, deeper concentration, better communication and collaboration, and greater individual and team performance.  


In the workplace, mindfulness reduces chronic stress, anxiety, distraction,

bias, conflict and burnout. It drives down healthcare, absenteeism, safety

and turnover costs, while increasing top line productivity.

How IOM Helps

We’re building communities, doing research, creating curriculum and defining practices that drive leadership effectiveness, individual excellence and business performance

Membership and Community

IOM is a big tent for leaders in business, science, healthcare, education, non-profit and government organizations. Together, we’re building a global learning community, to advance the practice of science-based mindfulness for personal and organizational performance — and a platform for shared experiences, best practices and lesson-learned at the front lines of today’s workplace.

Organizational Research

Over the past three decades, thousands of studies have confirmed the neural, biological and psychological outcomes of mindfulness — but only a handful have focused on the adoption, efficacy or impact of mindfulness in organizational or management sciences. Our mission includes sponsoring studies, conducting original research, and providing greater access to reporting from around the world.

Education and Certification

A widespread adoption of mindfulness in the modern organization requires consistent teaching and coaching standards, a rigorously secular and science-based curriculum, effective certification, and a system of measures, metrics and analytics to track and document business results.  With the help of our members, we’re designing the blueprint and tools for this “enterprise-ready” mindfulness.

People Problems

“At the heart of the most intractable business problems, we find people problems: chronic stress and burnout, interpersonal conflict, miscommunication, poor decision-making, and more. We waste massive amounts of money, time, energy, and resources trying to fix these issues now, yet the true costs of this class of problems are much larger than we know.”  


Thompson et al, Harvard Business Review, 2016

What Destroys Human Productivity?

Work Desk

Chronic Stress

Workplace stress crushes motivation and productivity, and is the principal contributor to the 6 leading causes of premature death
National Institutes of Health

Information Overload

World knowledge is doubling every 13 hours, while human attention spans have dropped below 8 seconds 
London School of Economics

Digital Distraction

Attention engineers are designing ever-more addictive features that turn our mobile appliances into dopamine pumps
Center for Humane Technology


89% of workers feel continually behind schedule, and over 50% feel overworked and overwhelmed
Family Work Institute

Attention Deficit

ADT originates in the workplace, with core symptoms of inner frenzy, disorganization, and impatience

Halliwell, HBR

Toxic Leadership

52% of workers report being exposed to a toxic manager, 35% have experienced verbal abuse

Workplace Conflict

37% of management time is spent mediating conflict, and 98% of workers have experienced it
CCP, Mediate

Chronic Illness

45% of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and 25% are subject to multiple chronic conditions
Centers for Disease Control

What's the Organizational Impact?

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Higher Healthcare Costs

Stress and chronic illness are driving employers' healthcare costs upwards, at twice the rate of inflation and wage growth
National Business Group on Health

Higher Absenteeism

Unscheduled absences now cost $225 billion annually in direct costs and as much as $1.1 trillion in lost productivity

Lower Engagement

Nearly 70% of workers are disengaged, 16% are actively disengaged, resulting in $450 to $500 billion in lost productivity

Lower Creativity

American creativity has been declining since the 1990s — We are generating fewer unique ideas and solutions than in preceding decades

Kim, Willams and Mary College

More Accidents

The cost of workplace accidents in the U.S. is close to $200 billion, with 60-80% attributed to distraction or stress-related causes
Environmental Health Services

Higher Turnover

The average replacement cost for a salaried employee is six to nine months’ salary.
  Society for Human Resource Management 
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"In a fast-paced world, increasing numbers of people are exhausted, overwhelmed, and disengaged. Our workplaces are full of burned-out leaders, who report little bandwidth for big-picture thinking, for innovation, for truly understanding others, or building strong cultures. The skills to work with our minds, our emotions, and other people are essential – but rarely developed.”


Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI)

Have a Question? Call or Text Us @ 702-483-1306

Institute for Organizational Mindfulness

712 H Street NE Suite 1518

Washington,DC 20002  

Phone: +1-702-483-1306

Email: iomteam@iomindfulness.org

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